Bravo isn’t splitting with “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” anytime soon.
The network has renewed the series for a second season, with production scheduled to commence in the summer for a 13-episode season.
The series, from creator Marti Noxon, stars Lisa Edelstein as Abby McCarthy, a self-help book author whose seemingly perfect career and marriage simultaneously implode, and she finds herself navigating life as a single woman in her 40s.
“Girlfriends’ Guide,” Bravo’s first scripted drama, recently earned a series high with its Jan. 27 airing, drawing almost 1.5 million total viewers,, with 872,000 of them in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers.
“‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ has struck a chord with Bravo viewers with its sharp-witted humor and emotionally honest take on divorce and starting over,” Lara Spotts, Bravo Media’s senior vice president of development said. “We are extremely proud of the talent and creative team and can’t wait to see what the future holds for Abby McCarthy.”
The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, with Noxon, Vicki Iovine, Meryl Poster, Robert Duncan McNeill and Liz Kruger & Craig Shapiro executive producing.
“We’ve been excited about ‘Girlfriends’ Guide’ since the day Marti brought it in, and we were elated it became Bravo’s first scripted series,” noted Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Lisa Edelstein and the rest of the incredible cast have sparked fresh conversations about strong, complicated women in a smart and entertaining way. We are thrilled to be back for a second season with the great team at Bravo.”